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Why Should I Study Business Administration?

Business Administration is an integral aspect of businesses. There are many benefits to studying a course in the field of Business Administration. These include the following:

  • Learn a scarce skill: Business Administration is a scarce skill that is held in high regard by employers. This will ensure that you have a skill that is required in the business field and increase your job security
  • Learn skills you can use in other career fields: Business Administration is a transferable skill. These skills can be used in many different career paths, broadening your opportunities
  • Learn theoretical and practical skills: A NATED Business Administration course has practical and theoretical elements. This will help prepare you for the workforce

Some of the skills you will learn during Business Administration include:

  • Understanding “Business Language” and terms
  • Basic business management
  • Correct office practice
  • How to manage costs

Business Administration Is An Accredited National Qualification

Business Administration is a Nationally Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) course. These courses are created by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

These qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This means that the courses are accredited and qualifications are held in high regard.

Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by the QCTO to offer the Business Administration National Qualification (NATED).

Business Management: N4 – N6 NATED: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

Business Management: NQF 4 – NQF 6 ICB: 301089

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Number: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

NATED Business Administration Courses

SAQA ID number: 66871
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N4 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4090304: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Code 4010164: Financial Accounting N4
  • Code 4010154: Introductory Accounting N4
  • Code 5140364: Management Communication N4
  • Code 6030204: Computer Practices N4
  • Code 6030154: Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Code 6030134: Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Code 13030094: Mercantile Law N4
  • Code 22020034: Economics N4

SAQA ID number: 66929
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N5 Business Management
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110455: Labour Relations N5
  • Code 4090325: Sales Management N5
  • Code 4090315: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Code 4010185: Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Code 4010175: Financial Accounting N5
  • Code 5070035: Public Relations N5
  • Code 6030175: Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Code 6030165: Computer Practice N5
  • Code 13030105: Mercantile Law N5
  • Code 22020095: Economics N5

SAQA ID number: 66995
Qualification Title: National Certificate: N6 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110486: Labour Relations N6
  • Code 4010196: Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Code 4010216: Financial Accounting N6
  • Code 4090336: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Code 4090346: Sales Management N6
  • Code 5140296: Marketing Communication N6
  • Code 5070046: Public Relations N6
  • Code 6030186: Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Code 6030196: Computer Practice N6

ICB: Business Administration Courses

SAQA ID number: 48736
Qualification Title: National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Management Studies
NQF level 04
Course Credits: 120

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Record business transactions and prepare statements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax (VAT) and prepare tax returns
  • Calculate gross pay and deductions 
  • Prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation
  • Interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate the cost of products and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate selling prices
  • Prepare a business plan and budget
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Make organisational payments
  • Calculate Value Added Tax using VAT rules and rates
  • Calculate gross wages from time records
  • Make adjustments for stock evaluation, depreciation, and bad debts
  • Calculate the level of the working capital required in the business
  • Draw up financial business plans

SAQA ID number: 23619
Qualification Title: Higher Certificate: Office Administration
Qualification Type: National Higher Certificate
Originator: Institute of Administration and Commerce
Course Credits: 240
NQF level 05

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Management
  • Law
  • Business and Office Administration

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Allocate overheads to calculate recovery rates
  • Use these rates to calculate recoveries, and know how to treat under- or over-recoveries
  • Prepare a budgeted income statement and balance sheet
  • Evaluate capital budgets
  • Identify revenue and cost curves to highlight marginal revenues and costs
  • Compute prices
  • Produce cash flow statements
  • Determine strengths and weaknesses in policy to prepare a more suitable policy
  • Calculate marginal cost of capital
  • Discuss the effects of financial leverage
  • Explain the different forms of available finance

SAQA ID number: 20366
Qualification Title: National Diploma: Financial Accounting
Qualification Type: Advanced Certificate
Originator: The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Pty Ltd
Course Credits: 280
NQF level 06

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Competence in all areas of Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Understanding and applying tax regulations in the field of personal and business taxation
  • Understanding of the nature of law and the role of law within which an accountant operates
  • Competence in all areas of Financial Management
  • Demonstrates an understanding of internal and external auditing processes
  • Understanding of Information Systems in business
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key marketing and management theories, concepts, and techniques operating within business organisations
  • Understands and applies sound accounting theory and practice
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting control systems
  • Understanding of Financial Accounting on the Regulatory Framework
  • Knowledge of corporate strategy

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate:

  • Competence in the principles underlying Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting techniques operating within business organisations
  • Understanding the structure and operation of the taxation system
  • Explaining the operation of the Legal System concerning Common Law, Equity and Judicial Precedent, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Statute Law, Case Law, and EC Law
  • Making effective and relevant decisions in the area of Financial Management
  • An understanding of the principles of Auditing and the role of professional and legal bodies relating to the audit function
  • Applying key marketing and management theories
  • Skills in information selection, retrieval, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and criticism of Accountancy-related problems or issues

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been awarded a distance learning Exam Number by the DHET Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Is Business Administration?

Business Administration revolves around supervising and overseeing the operation of a business. They do this by:

  • Managing staff recruitment and making sure that all the necessary documents are available to determine the best candidates
  • Distributing tasks and responsibilities to ensure accurate project management by
      • Monitoring productivity
      • Scheduling deadlines and timesheets
      • Explaining strategies and goals
  • Information management and keeping the information updated
  • Supervising clerical and administrative personnel to see how people cope if expectations are being met, and making sure there is clear communication
  • Recommending changes in policies and procedures to meet goals and get better results

 

What Will I Learn?

You will learn essential business skills like problem-solving, how to efficiently communicate in a business environment, computer literacy in multiple programmes, and good planning strategies. This will help you to make sure that the business is running as smoothly as possible.

After your course, you will be able to compile information and put it into a database, organise and lead various business projects, and train staff.

Subjects you will cover include, Financial Management, Marketing and promotion, Computer Practice, Entrepreneurship, Management Communication, and Public Relations.

Our NATED Business Administration Courses

If Business Administration seems like a course that will interest you, you can join us at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning to further your studies. We offer the following courses in Business Administration:

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Entry Requirements

If you want to study a Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you need a matric certificate (NSC).

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate:

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Course Length

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N4 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

Entry Requirements

To study a Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course, you will need to complete your Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5

Course Length

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N5 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

N6 National Certificate: Business Management

Entry Requirements

You need a Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate qualification to do a Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Public Relations N6

Course Length

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N6 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

Entry Requirements

You need to complete your Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate qualification to complete your Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma.

Subjects

You will need to complete practical work experience to get your Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma.

Course Length

The practical work experience takes 18 months to complete.

Award Type

N6 National Diploma: Business Management (NQF Level 6).

Our ICB Business Management Courses

ICB Business Management consists of three courses. These courses are on a foundation level, an intermediate level, and an advanced level.

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Entry Requirements

If you want to study for a Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate, you need a matric certificate (NSC).

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate:

  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)

Course Length

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF level 4).

Office Administration - Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Entry Requirements

To study for an Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, you will need to complete your Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate:

  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

Course Length

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

Higher Certificate in Office Administration (NQF level 5).

Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

Entry Requirements

To complete the advanced level course in ICB Business Management, you will need to complete the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course.

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma:

  • Introduction to Business English 
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

Course Length

Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

National Diploma in Financial Accounting (NQF level 6).

Career Opportunities To Follow In Business Administration

Business Manager

Business Managers supervise and lead the company’s operations and employees.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Business Manager

Some of the roles and responsibilities of Business Managers are:

  • Evaluating company performance
  • Implementing various business strategies
  • Supervising employees
  • Directing teams and assigning leaders

What Is The Salary Expectation For A Business Manager?

Business Managers usually earn around R 22 838 per month.

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Managers are responsible for managing the overall supply chain within the company. Their goal is to maximise process efficiency and productivity.

Role And Responsibilities Of Supply Chain Managers

Some of the roles and responsibilities of Supply Chain Managers are:

  • Plan and implement supply chain strategies
  • Determine the key supply chain KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Suggest solutions for process improvements
  • Communicating between the supplier, business, and customer

What Is The Salary Expectation For A Supply Chain Manager?

The average monthly salary expectation of a Supply Chain Manager is around R 58 000. This average monthly salary can reach up to R 92 000.

Business Analyst

Business Analysts help businesses by improving their processes, products, and services through data analysis.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Business Analyst

Some of the roles and responsibilities of Business Analysts are:

  • Budgeting and pricing
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Creating detailed business analysis reports
  • Variance analysis

What Is The Salary Expectation For A Business Analyst?

Business Analysts receive an average monthly salary of R 39 700. Depending on their duties and performance, they can get a monthly salary up to R 61 900.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers oversee the sales team of a company. They are generally responsible for the production of revenue in a business.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Sales Manager

Some of the roles and responsibilities of Sales Managers include:

  • Setting sales goals
  • Analysing sales data
  • Creating training programs for sales representatives
  • Projecting sales 
  • Assessing profitability of products or services

What Is The Salary Expectation For A Sales Manager?

Sales Managers receive an average monthly salary of about R 57 400. This can go up to R 89 500 per month depending on your duties.

Loan Officer

Loan Officers are responsible for authorising and evaluating loan applications within a business.

Role And Responsibilities Of A Loan Officer

Some of the roles and responsibilities of Loan Officers include:

  • Reviewing loan agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with financial rules and regulations
  • Analysing credit information

What Is The Salary Expectation For A Loan Officer?

On average, Loan Officers get paid around R 16 300 per month. This can reach up to an average monthly salary of R 25 900.

Why You Should Consider Studying With Bellview Institute Of Distance Learning

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers reputable Business Management courses. Studying with Bellview holds many benefits, including:

  • Staff support: Our staff and course experts are ready to respond to your queries within 24 hours
  • Deliveries are handled by us: After you have registered for one of our online courses, your learning materials will arrive in 5 days
  • Quick results: We make sure that assessments are marked as soon as possible along with leaving helpful comments 
  • Student groups for support: Study groups on the Together We Pass platform provide an area for students to engage with one another. In this way, you will receive additional support from fellow students 
  • Register any time: Bellview does not have closing dates for registration. You can choose to register for a course at any time of the year that works for you
  • Variety of courses: Bellview offers many accredited courses for students to choose from to make sure that they get ahead in the career path of your choice
  • Application: If you are looking to apply for one of our courses, you can call our landline (0800 39 00 27), apply online, or speak directly to a course expert

Why You Should Study Business AdministrationThrough Distance Learning

Distance learning offers many benefits to students, including:

  • Study wherever you want to: There are no physical classes involved in distance learning. This allows students to study from home or wherever suits you
  • Create your timetable: As you will not have to attend any physical classes, you can study whenever you have the time. You simply have to be prepared by the time your examinations take place
  • Work as you study: With the opportunity to create your schedule, you can dedicate your time to getting a job. This way you can work and earn an income while furthering your studies
  • Save money: Distance learning is cheaper in comparison to contact learning. You also do not have to spend money on extra traveling costs

Frequently Asked Questions

Business Administration will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. This qualification is ideal for getting a view of how a business works and allows for many opportunities to move up in the business world.

Once you get your Business Administration Qualification, you will have many job opportunities to choose from. Some of these jobs include:

  • Business Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Human Resources (HR) Specialist
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planner
  • Training and Development Specialist

A Business Administration course is one that focuses on equipping students with skills that will make them qualified to manage businesses and their operations.

Critical skills in decision-making is a very important aspect of this course since Business Administration must successfully strategise various business operations.

Business Administrators oversee all of the general operations within different departments of an organisation.

Some of the responsibilities of Business Administration includes overseeing teams, solving problems, developing business plans, and making sure employees meet business objectives.

Some of the subjects that will be covered during your Business Administration programme include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Computer Practice
  • Mercantile Law
  • Economics
  • Labour Relations
  • Law
  • Business Literacy

Business Administration is an important link between management and employees. Those who work in Business Administration motivate various teams within the business and help to ensure that business goals are met.

This important field of work highly influences the productivity and efficiency of a workplace, making them essential for any business.

Administrators have the following duties:

  • Provide office support
  • Keep the business running smoothly
  • Taking calls and taking notes
  • Directing visitors
  • Word processing
  • Making spreadsheets and presentations
  • Filing documents and notes

Both the ICB and NATED Business Administration courses are fully accredited.

ICB training providers are accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). NATED qualifications are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation.

Administrative procedures are formal objective rules that govern decision-making. These procedures help to ensure that management actions are legitimate, objective, fair, and consistent.

No, you do not need a degree to study a Business Administration course. An ICB or NATED Diploma will be regarded highly by employers and make it easy to find a career.

You learn more about the following aspects in Business Administration:

  • Problem solving skills
  • How to communicate effectively in a business environment
  • Computer literacy regarding various programmes
  • Strategic Planning
  • How to run a business effectively
  • How to compile information for databases
  • Staff training

The Business Administration Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

Bellview offers the following Business Administration courses:

Business Management: N4 – N6 NATED: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

Business Management: N4 – N6 NATED: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate has a total of 240 credits.

A business admininstration course at Bellview lasts 4 Years.

Business Administration involves expanding knowledge on fundamentally important topics such as finance, accounting, and marketing.

Studying any subject is not hard at all, if you are willing to put in the time and effort you can easily pass the course.

No specific subjects are needed to study Business Administration. However, it would be beneficial if you have a general understanding of accounting, finance or economics.

No, the two courses are not the same. Business Administration is more technical. Its primary focus is on the strategies of an organization. Business management on the other hand, is more focused on the human element of an organization.

The following subject areas are covered during the course of a Business Administration course:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Business Management and Organization

The average monthly salary expectation for a Business Administrator in South Africa is between R44 800 and R 68 500 per year.

Yes, both NATED and ICB courses are accredited. NATED courses are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO). ICB course training providers are accredited by the Department of Education and Higher Training (DHET).

People that have a Business Administration qualification can further their studies in Business Administration or they can join the workplace.

Business Administration courses teach students the basic aspects of running a business successfully. It gives students the knowledge and skills of finance, accounting, and marketing.

If you have a business administration degree, these are some careers that you can explore:

  • Telemarketing Advisor
  • Start Up Administrator
  • Customer Experience Representative
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Direct and Corporate Business Manager 


However, you do not need a degree to join the business administration world. The business administration course offered at Bellview can help jumpstart your career in these career fields.

No, you cannot. If you would like to become an accountant, then you can apply for one of our ICB Bookkeeping and Accounting courses.

Yes, it does. However, maths is not the main focus of a Business Administration course. Some subjects will require you to do some math so you can learn about the company’s operations.

Yes, they can. Business Administrators can find work in the following departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Municipal Managers
  • Accounting

Yes, it is. Business Administration is a good career as it is one of the careers that are in demand. You will gain many valuable skills that can be used in any industry.

Our Business Administration courses can take up to 54 months to complete. Each course consists of three National Certificates and a National Diploma course. The National Certificate courses take 12 months while the National Diploma course takes 18 months.

A Business Administrator is responsible for managing the operations of a business. This may involve overseeing all departments, creating and implementing plans, and problem solving.

If you are interested in studying Business Administration, you can apply at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. We offer a wide range of accredited Business Administration courses.

Business Administrators can work in any industry including the health care, retail, marketing, supply chain management, sales, and finance industry.

Yes, it is. Studying business administration opens up many career paths, including business manager, business analyst or a business consultant.

NATED courses can take 36 – 54 months while ICB courses can take 24 – 36 months.

You need to be:

  • 16 years old or older
  • Have a Matric certificate
  • Be able to learn via distance learning
  • Be able to read and write in English

 

For information on tuition and registration fees, contact our course specialists.

Business Administration will teach you how to:

  • Build professional relationships
  • Think strategically
  • Practical marketplace knowledge and experience
  • Ethical and moral decision making
  • Goal setting

Business Administration Courses teach students the core fundamentals of managing a business. Students who study business administration have the opportunity to develop core skills across an array of subjects including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Project management
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Logistics and organizational behavior

The highest paying jobs in business administration are:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief investment Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)
  • Tax Director
  • Vice President (VP)
  • Director Of Financial Planning And Analysis
  • Internal Audit Director

Business Administration includes managing a company’s resources, time, and people. Professionals in business administration work to ensure that businesses and organizations run effectively, efficiently, and profitably.

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Sanel Van Staden
Date Published: November 8, 2021